• Our partners include:

  • Booking.com
  • Skyscanner
  • Airbnb
  • Expedia
  • Uber
  • Rentalcars.com

There are 7 ways to get from Manila to Derawan Islands by plane, ferry, bus or car ferry

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to Tawitawi, travel  •  11h 42m

  1. Fly from Manila (MNL) to Tawitawi (TWT) MNL - TWT
  2. Travel from Tawitawi to Derawan Islands

6 alternative options

Fly to Tarakan, travel  •  14h 42m

  1. Fly from Manila (MNL) to Tarakan (TRK) MNL - TRK
  2. Travel from Tarakan to Derawan Islands

Fly to Bandar Seri Begawan, travel, Speedboat  •  15h 46m

  1. Fly from Manila (MNL) to Bandar Seri Begawan (BWN) MNL - BWN
  2. Travel from Serasa Ferry Terminal to Tanjung Batu
  3. Take the Speedboat from Tanjung Batu to Derawan Islands

Fly to Kota Kinabalu, bus, travel, Speedboat  •  18h 21m

  1. Fly from Manila (MNL) to Kota Kinabalu (BKI) MNL - BKI
  2. Take the bus from Kota Kinabalu to Sipitang
  3. Travel from Sipitang to Tanjung Batu
  4. Take the Speedboat from Tanjung Batu to Derawan Islands

Fly to Tawau, ferry, travel, Speedboat  •  17h 37m

  1. Fly from Manila (MNL) to Tawau (TWU) MNL - TWU
  2. Take the ferry from Tawau to Nunukan
  3. Take the ferry from Nunukan to Tawau
  4. Travel from Tawau to Tanjung Batu
  5. Take the Speedboat from Tanjung Batu to Derawan Islands

Fly to Lahad Datu, bus, ferry, travel, Speedboat  •  23h 22m

  1. Fly from Manila (MNL) to Lahad Datu (LDU) MNL - LDU
  2. Take the bus from Lahad Datu to Semporna
  3. Take the ferry from Semporna Jetty to Pulau Sipadan
  4. Take the ferry from Pulau Sipadan to Semporna Jetty
  5. Travel from Semporna Jetty to Tanjung Batu
  6. Take the Speedboat from Tanjung Batu to Derawan Islands

Car ferry, travel, Speedboat  •  2 days 15h

  1. Take the car ferry from Manila to Zamboanga
  2. Take the car ferry from Zamboanga to Sandakan Harbour
  3. Travel from Sandakan Harbour to Tanjung Batu
  4. Take the Speedboat from Tanjung Batu to Derawan Islands

Questions & Answers

The distance between Manila and Derawan Islands is 1402 km.

The best way to get from Manila to Derawan Islands without a car is to car ferry and travel and Speedboat which takes 2 days 15h and costs .

More details

It takes approximately 11h 42m to get from Manila to Derawan Islands, including transfers.

More details

There is no direct flight from Manila Airport to Tawitawi Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 5m and has one stopover.

Search flights

Philippine Airlines, Cebgo and Cebu Pacific offer flights from Manila Airport to Tawitawi Airport.

Search flights

There are 14+ hotels available in Derawan Islands. Prices start at $16 USD per night.

More details

Map of how to get from Manila to Derawan Islands.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 876.4 miles
  • Duration: 11h 42m

What companies run services between Manila, Philippines and Derawan Islands, Indonesia?

There is no direct connection from Manila to Derawan Islands. However, you can take the train to Gil Puyat LRT, take the walk to Jam Liner/Atrium, take the Airport Bus to NAIA Terminal 2, take the walk to Manila airport, fly to Tawitawi, then take the travel to Derawan Islands. Alternatively, you can take the train to Gil Puyat LRT, take the walk to Jam Liner/Atrium, take the Airport Bus to NAIA Terminal 2, take the walk to Manila airport, fly to Tarakan, then take the travel to Derawan Islands.

Airlines
Cebu Pacific
Website
cebupacificair.com
Flights from Manila to Tawitawi via Zamboanga
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Manila to Tawitawi via Mactan–Cebu, Zamboanga
Ave. Duration
6h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Manila to Bandar Seri Begawan
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $380
Flights from Manila to Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $330
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Manila to Tarakan via Kuala Lumpur, Tawau
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Manila to Tarakan via Kota Kinabalu, Tawau
Ave. Duration
11h 40m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $400
Flights from Manila to Tawau via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
10h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Manila to Lahad Datu via Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Manila to Lahad Datu via Bandar Seri Begawan, Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$450 - $800
Flights from Manila to Lahad Datu via Taiwan Taoyuan, Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,200
Flights from Manila to Lahad Datu via Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
13h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$490 - $2,100
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Manila to Tawau via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Manila to Tawau via Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
6h 17m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $470
Flights from Manila to Tawau via Bandar Seri Begawan, Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $350
Royal Brunei Airlines
Website
flyroyalbrunei.com
Flights from Manila to Bandar Seri Begawan
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $240
Flights from Manila to Kota Kinabalu via Bandar Seri Begawan
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Batik Air
Website
batikair.com
Flights from Manila to Tarakan via Soekarno–Hatta
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,100
Flights from Manila to Tarakan via Bandar Seri Begawan, Soekarno–Hatta
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Cebgo
Website
cebupacificair.com
Flights from Manila to Tawitawi via Zamboanga
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Garuda Indonesia
Website
garuda-indonesia.com
Flights from Manila to Tarakan via Soekarno–Hatta
Ave. Duration
11h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,100
AirAsia Philippines
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Manila to Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $450
Bus operators
Sipitang Express
Website
sipitangexpress.com.my
Bus from Kota Kinabalu to Sipitang
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
sipitangexpress.com.my
Book at
easybook.com
Sabah Booking
Phone
+6089 215 969
Email
ask@sabahbooking.com
Website
sabahbooking.com
Bus from Kota Kinabalu City Park Bus Terminal to Sipitang
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
sabahbooking.com
Dyana Express
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Lahad Datu to Semporna
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
dyanaexpressblog.blogspot.my
Sabariah Express
Website
easybook.com
Bus from Lahad Datu to Semporna
Ave. Duration
2h 56m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
easybook.com
Ferry operators
Speedboat
Ferry from Tanjung Batu to Derawan Islands
Ave. Duration
30m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$26 - $70
Mid East Express
Ferry from Tawau to Nunukan
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18
Book at
easybook.com
Ferry from Nunukan to Tawau
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18
Book at
easybook.com
ferry
Ferry from Semporna Jetty to Pulau Sipadan
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
On demand
Ferry from Pulau Sipadan to Semporna Jetty
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
On demand
2 GO Travel
Phone
(+63 2) 528.7209
Email
info@2go.com.ph
Website
travel.2go.com.ph
Car ferry from Manila to Zamboanga
Ave. Duration
37h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Schedules at
travel.2go.com.ph
Super Value Class
$50 - $70
Mega Value Class
$50 - $70
Tourist Class
$50 - $75
Cabin for 4
$70 - $85
Stateroom for 2
$140 - $170
Suiteroom for 2
$150 - $180
Aleson Shipping
Phone
63 (062) 992-0970
Website
facebook.com
Car ferry from Zamboanga to Sandakan Harbour
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Schedules at
aleson-shipping.com
Economy
$59
Aircon
$65
Cabin
$70

Want to know more about travelling around Indonesia

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.